Permissions required for secure roaming profiles & redirected folders

29. July 2016 Technical 0
This post could also be titled “How to break permission inheritance properly, without breaking everything else,” and the advice applies well beyond the scope of maintaining roaming profiles and redirected folders. I often run into a lot of new clients that are incorrectly configured when it comes to redirected folders & roaming profiles.  Specifically, the NTFS ...

What is Technology?

25. July 2016 Philosophy 0
What is technology? The word technology is made up of two root words—techne and logos. Both come from Ancient Greek. The first of these means “art, skill or craft,” while the second means “dialogue, discourse or study.” Techne is particularly concerned with human agency and artisanship–that which is applied to trades or skills which produce something–in other ...

New Options for High Availability using Hyper-V with Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)

21. July 2016 Technical 0
Windows Server 2016 introduces a new feature called Storage Spaces Direct. Expanding on their existing software-defined storage technology, Microsoft now allows us to pool internal disks across multiple servers–meaning that you do not need to use a separate enclosure and extra cabling to enable a shared storage solution. Shared storage is required for building a failover cluster. ...

How to create an Anonymous relay connector in Exchange 2016

15. July 2016 Technical 0
Hey, somebody moved my cheese again… If you configured an anonymous relay connector in Exchange 2013, for example to allow scan-to-email from an MFP device or other on-premise application, you probably remember that you needed to choose “Frontend Transport” and “Custom.” If you left it on Hub Transport, it would fail, since the binding on port 25 already ...

Remove SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 Source Server from the domain

14. July 2016 Technical 15
Sorry Old Yeller–I know you were a faithful companion for many years–but it’s time to put you down, buddy. I usually wait until the end of the migration project for this. There is no harm leaving the old server as-is for the duration of the project while you finish migrating file shares, DHCP, Remote Access and so forth. In ...

Migrating SBS Remote Web Access to Essentials Anywhere Access

11. July 2016 Technical 3
In Windows Small Business Server environments, one of the more popular features to implement was the Remote Web Workplace (or Remote Web Access in 2011). The idea was to grant secure, web-based remote access to corporate resources (such as Remote Desktop or web-enabled access to Server Folders). In Windows Server 2012 Essentials and forward, the ...

Migrate Printer Shares from SBS to Windows Server 2016

07. July 2016 Technical 1
If you have printer shares on the source server, you will want to export them, then import and publish them on the new server. Whether you are coming from Windows SBS 2008, 2011 or Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, the following steps will work for you. Step 1: Add the Print Server role to the destination ...